This week weâre going retro again, as the Red Light District is back for its monthly outing, bringing news of an amibitious take on spirituality and a French poison-pen mystery, while a BAFTA-winning Maggie Smith performance and a glorious turn by Anne Bancroft turn the discussion to the year of 1987, in which we discuss the qualities of Holly Hunter, Olympia Dukakis, Jack Nicholson, and more! Current releases reviewed include the much-delayed âCharlie Countryman,â Polish surgery procedural âBogowie,â and Dan Gilroyâs âNightcrawler,â which had Seydoux repercussions for Jake Gyllenhaal. After that, attention is drawn to the painterly attributes of Mike Leighâs âMr. Turner,â but did either of us respond to the grunts and thrusts of Cannes Best Actor winner Timothy Spall? We engage in a brief hum-a-long of the filmâs score, before taking the opportunity to discuss our favourite flicks based on the lives of artists, which includes talk of a Ken Russell biopic, a Tarkovsky epic, and a rare moment of non-objectification afforded to Emmanuelle Beart. Thereâs time to bitch about the running times of recent films in the wake of next weekâs near three-hour âInterstellar,â while there are some rare kind words about Shia LaBoeuf, and an Adidas tracksuit unexpectedly provides a retrospective Huston Problem. Elsewhere, one of this weekâs performers is unfavourably compared to Danny DeVito, the appeal of Mads Mikkelsenâs blondeness is swiftly dismissed by Cal, and the very thought of Lake Bell causes Pete to malfunction.
The Week's News: British Independent Film Award nominations are announced
[2:25 - 9:20]
Opening Segment: This month's Red Light District, featuring discussion of films by Darren Aronofsky, Jack Clayton, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and David Hugh Jones, plus an overview of the films of 1987! [9:25 - 25:05]
Charlie Countryman Nightcrawler Bogowie (Gods)
[29:55 - 53:00]
Closing Segment: Our take on Mike Leigh's biographical drama "Mr. Turner," and discussing films based on the lives of artists!
[53:05 - 1:10:45]
Shag, Marry or Kill? The Olsen Factor The Isaac Range